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Story Pirates

The award-winning Story Pirates Podcast takes stories written by kids and turns them into sketch comedy and songs. Made up of talented comedians, songwriters, and frequent celebrity guests, the Story Pirates inspire kids to create, bringing laughter to kids and grownups of all ages with hilarious sketches, catchy original songs from all genres, and interviews with the creative geniuses behind the stories… kids!

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The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns/Attack of the Stuff (feat. Alysha Deslorieux)

Rolo holds a karaoke night competition in the hopes it will attract the Story Pirates to his struggling Bean Emporium. Featuring two new stories: “The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns (feat. Alysha Deslorieux),” a 90’s R&B-style song about bakery snacks who hypnotize by Hannah, a 12 year old from New Jersey, and “Attack of the Stuff,” a story about inanimate objects coming to life, by a 10 year old from Washington, D.C. named Annikah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

31mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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I Love a Ghost/Fred the Carrot

The new season of the Story Pirates Podcast is finally here! In this first episode, Lee and Peter set sail on a pirate ship to fulfill their dream of recording the Story Pirates Podcast on the open ocean! They're joined by the entire Story Pirates crew, as well as a real-life pirate captain with...questionable navigation skills.Featured in today’s episode are two new stories: “I Love a Ghost,” by a 5th grader from Mill Creek, WA named Keagon Dougherty and “Fred the Carrot,” by a 2nd grader from Brooklyn, NY named Alex Katsanos.-----We are now accepting submissions for new stories written by kids!  Our new theme is “Make Up Your Own Holiday.”  Kids, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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The Early Years: The Ghost’s New Friend

Just in time for Halloween, Story Pirates is back with the (not so scary) story 'The Ghost's New Friend' by Alyssa Mazak! Join ghost Boo as he explores the peculiar challenges faced by a ghost trying to make a friend. Featuring an interview with author Alyssa Mazak, and her tips for writing a great story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

12mins

30 Oct 2013

Rank #3

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The Big Secret/What the World Was Called Before Us

In part two of the season finale, the Story Pirates encounter a mysterious stranger with mystical abilities. This week’s episode features two new stories: "The Big Secret," the story of a purr-fect cat and cantankerous dog who run for parliament, written by a 1st grader from Canada named Andréanne, and "What the World Was Called Before Us," a mind-bending song about the meaning of names, written by a 2nd grader from Maryland named Liam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

42mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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All 8 Unicorns/Riding a Seagull Was Good

In this third episode of the new season of Story Pirates Podcast, Peter and Rolo's messy habits on board the ship create tension with the rest of the crew. Today’s new stories: “All 8 Unicorns” by a Pre-Kindergartener from Brooklyn, New York named Cece and “Riding a Seagull Was Good” by a 3-year old from Middlesex, New Jersey named Ethan.---We are now accepting submissions for new stories written by kids! Our new theme is “Make Up Your Own Holiday.” Kids, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it! Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor

The Story Pirates Podcast is back for a new season! After spending several months on a deserted island, Captain Rolo and Siegfried the Viking must convince the rest of the Story Pirates that it’s time to set sail again. Featuring two new stories:“A Hamster’s Workday,” about a day in the life of a cute rodent who happens to be a big deal editor, written by an 11 year old from New York named Nina, and “Backstroke Raptor,” a musical homage to the B-52’s about the coolest raptor in the raptor pack, by a 7 year old from Virginia named Ben. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Banana Clown/Cats Sit On You (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship. Featuring two new stories: “Banana Clown,” a hip hop track featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo about a guy who has a hard time finding the right job, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Benjamin, and “Cats Sit On You,” a song about cats sitting on you (and sometimes they take over the school), written by Alex, a 6 year old from California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

28mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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The Early Years: Pluto And The Pop Rocks

Journey into space with the Story Pirates in “Pluto and the Pop Rocks” by John Hobbes Taylor. Why is dwarf planet Pluto sad, and how will the visiting kids cheer him up? Join the Story Pirates on this weird vacation adventure, featuring an interview with author John Hobbes Taylor! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

13mins

15 Nov 2013

Rank #8

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Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)

In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

25mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Annoy Your Sister School/The Girl Who Never Took A Bath

In this second episode of the new season of Story Pirates Podcast, Lee and Peter adjust to life on the pirate ship while fellow Story Pirate Rachel acts suspiciously. Very, VERY suspiciously.Today’s new stories: “Annoy Your Sister School” by a 2nd grader from Michigan named Bear Brewer and “The Girl Who Never Took a Bath” by a 1st grader from New Jersey named Georgia Glazer.---We are now accepting submissions for new stories written by kids! Our new theme is “Make Up Your Own Holiday.” Kids, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!. Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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My Family Are Tigers/Winter (feat. Lake Bell)

The crew meets the owner of a cosmic zoo (Lake Bell) who has plans for a new exhibit. Featuring two new stories: “My Family Are Tigers,” the story of a kid who grows up in a unique family, by Sophie, a 10 year old from the UK and "Winter", a song about a girl with an unpopular opinion who stands her ground, by a 9 year old from California named Lila. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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The Early Years: No Ice Cream

Story Pirates head to Hotville in "No Ice cream" by then 8 year old Kenna! With superpowers and a little help from a deus ex helicopter, join Super Kenna on her town altering adventures! Featuring an interview with author Kenna! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

13 Dec 2013

Rank #12

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The Early Years: Dolly Magic Machine

The Story Pirates are back with “Dolly Magic Machine” by then-1st grader Charlotte Thompson from Indianapolis. Inspired by a favorite toy, the Dolly Magic Machine is an awesome toy that Samantha will do anything to get! Featuring an interview with author Charlotte, check out the hilarious latest installment of the Story Pirates podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

15mins

27 Nov 2013

Rank #13

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I Love Cats/The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof (feat. John Oliver)

When a 40 foot tall squirrel (John Oliver) threatens to break delicate tchotchkes and handcrafted chairs on the ship, the Story Pirates must convince him to let them help him...help them. Featuring two new stories: I Love Cats, the tale of an introverted feline who is willing to sacrifice 1/9th of everything to save the king, written by a 7 year old from Washington, D.C. named Andrew, and The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof, a hip hop fable about how the world’s most famous wizard got his name, written by a 14 year old from Utah named Jonah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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The Early Years: The Girl Who Turned into Spaghetti

From our November 2011 radio show, the Story Pirates present "The Girl Who Turned Into Spaghetti" by then-first grader Cassandra Smith! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

14 Jul 2016

Rank #15

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The Boy Who Hated Kisses/The Pancake Habit

Thanks to the repairs of Siegfried the Viking, the Story Pirates new flying ship is ready for lift off! But before they can shoot off into the stratosphere, the Story Pirates must supply their ship with a magic ingredient. Featuring 2 new stories: “The Boy Who Hated Kisses,” a bluesy rock number about a kid with clear boundaries, written by a 6 year old from Missouri named Victoria, and “The Pancake Habit,” the story of a girl whose spontaneous culinary activity cause her family and friends to stage an intervention, written by two sisters from Oklahoma named Zoe (age 9) and Eleni (age 6).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Space Llama/Have You Wondered (feat. Lauren Lapkus)

A space caterer (Lauren Lapkus) helps the Story Pirates learn to like strange foods from other galaxies. Featuring two new stories: “Space Llama,” a Bowie-esque spin on a classic folk tale about how the night sky came to be, written by Lindsay, an 8 year old from New York, and “Have You Wondered,” a story about what happens when the Statue of Liberty fights crime, written by a 7 year old from Ohio named Theodore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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My Principal Ate a Worm/Backstage Dreams

Siegfried discovers a Gladiator Planet where he is challenged to battle in ways he never expected. Featuring two new stories: “My Principal Ate a Worm,” a shocking tale inspired by real events, by Jonah, a 9 year old from Michigan and “Backstage Dreams,” a dramatic story about big breaks, epic roles and a life in the theater by a 10 year old from New York named Thuy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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The Early Years: Raccoon Sensor, Dog Day & Donny the Dinosaur and the Tap Dance Adventure"

It's Story 'Splosion #1, our super special bonus episode! This episode features not one, but THREE classic stories from the Story Pirates archives: "Racoon Sensor," "Dog Day," and "Donny the Dinosaur and the Tap Dance Adventure." Visit storypirates.org/podcastfans for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

21mins

20 Jun 2017

Rank #19

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The Early Years: The Dog Who Fell in Love with a Cat & King Toot-and-Common

Two classic Story Pirates Radio stories written by Kindergartener Kaci and 4th-grader Savannah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

14mins

21 Sep 2017

Rank #20